Monday, February 4, 2019

Life Is Sweet

It's already February, however, this is my first blog post of the year, and, it's an awesome one!  If you've missed my posts, it's because I've had a wrist surgery that has had me sidelined.  I'm happy to report I'm on the mend and getting my cast off in three days!  I've missed you all!

For today's post, Stampendous® is participating in the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  Be sure to leave a comment, because, through Stampendous®, I'm giving away a stamp picked from the comments from today's post.  How would you like to have your very own Stampendous® House-Mouse Designs® Cotton Ball Rubber Stamp, or, perhaps you would like to have Popcorn Birthday?  I'll let you choose the Stampendous® House-Mouse Designs® stamp of your choice from the January 2019 catalog.  It doesn't get much better than that!

Here's what I used to create this card: 

Stampendous products -

MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
STF082 VersaFine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
SSH38 Small Rectangle Handle

Other products -

Copic® Markers - E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, R20, C0
May Arts Ribbon®
Patterned Paper by Recollections®
Pink Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®

Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp image on white paper with black ink
  2. Color image, stamp sentiment beneath colored image and trim as shown
  3. Create an A2 card base from pink cardstock
  4. Create a mat approximately 1/4” larger than the image from pink cardstock and adhere the two
  5. Trim patterned papers as shown
  6. Trim a piece of ribbon to fit across the front of the card
  7. Adhere all the layers as shown

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Don't forget to comment to be eligible to win.  I'll do a random drawing from the comments I receive.  See you again real soon!



  1. Super cute card Lea, our blog hop is like your sentiment, sweet, with lovely creations.xx
    [following you ][aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

  2. De tekst zegt het al, so Sweet.

    Groetjes, Astrid.

  3. Such a sweet stamp pretty colors combo too!

  4. Such a sweet card! Love the adorable mouse.
    Thanks for sharing...

  5. I love how you outlined the stamped image with pink and green plaid paper. Very cute.

  6. Love your card. That stamp would also make a cute baby card.

  7. What a beautiful card. This is such a beautiful stamp!!

  8. Lea, your card could not be sweeter! This sweet image is so nice, and the background papers you chose are lovely. So happy you are joining us for our Blog Hop.


  9. You truly set the stage for this tiny one on cotton...she looks so peaceful. the plaid background...nice job!

  10. Lea so sweet and beautiful
    HM DT Karin

  11. Love this cute little mouse and card. It is sweet 😍
    NV, USA

  12. Oh wow, this is soooo pretty! Love all the pretty colors you've used together and what a sweet, sweet image this is!! I love the House Mouse designs.
    Becca in Florida rebyah1 @

  13. Hi Lea what a sweet daring image awwww. Love the design papers & layout super cute mousey card..
    Thank you so much for sharing & taking part in our blog hop much appreciated xxx

    mousey hugs Christine DT xx

  14. Eeek! Darling card creation using your beautifully colored sleeping mousie! Love that he is sound asleep on comfy cotton and your sentiment reminds us that it is the little things in life that are most important - one being a good night's sleep! What a fun blog hop!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  15. I like how you colored it so softly...perfect for this cute scene. I LOVE the mice!!!!!! I live in California

  16. Such restful sleep.
    Darling card. Glad your wrist
    is on the mend. Keep it up.
    thanks for sharing

  17. Marisela Delgado said: What a cute card. I think this is my favorite of all. A cotton ball for a bed. (laughing) I live in the great state of Texas. Marisela

  18. This is the absolute cutest. I have to get this stamp. 💗💗💗

  19. Darling House Mouse image! Love your sweet card! Awesome layering and a pretty color combo!
    I'm in California.

  20. Gorgeous card Lea :-) this little mouse on a cotton ball is super cute and I love the papers and CAS design, this definitely has the 'awww' factor :-)

    hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  21. So sweet! The image is super cute and I love the plaid paper you have used here.
    Hugs Monica (I am in Florida,

  22. Awwwww, this is so darling! I love the colors and the cute design!
    Take care!

  23. What a cutie-patootie! And such a sweet frame-up for her!! US

  24. So cute. Love the colour combo.

  25. So very cute and sweet card! Hope you heal well - casts are no fun! Thanks for sharing! I am in Colorado

  26. Sweet image and card. I love the plaid and the ribbon. I now have the little image and can't wait to color it up. [Bunny]`

  27. Aww--so sweet and adorable!
    Sue in Ohio
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  28. Life is sweet, but your card is sweet too. Great coloring and pretty papers!
    xxx Margreet

  29. Oh my, such a cute stamp! Your card is so lovely!

  30. Live is sweet you let us see.
    But this card is SWEET. 😃

  31. sweet! Love the colours too!
    Helen x

  32. Awe such a gorgeous card, loving the plaid background papers!
    Hugs D xx

  33. Awww, this couldn't be sweeter. I'm sure that a real-life house mouse would love to have a bed like this!

    kladd94803 at aol dot com

  34. Love the colors you used and that sweet, sleepy little mouse. He's making me want to yawn and take a nap myself! Welcome back after your surgery!
    I'm in northern California.

  35. I have so many favourites when it comes to house mouse images, but this has to be the cutest! I love your CAS design.

  36. What a LOVEly card you have created. Sorry to hear you've had wrist surgery. I've had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands at the same time so I know it takes some time to get back to crafting. Nice to see you have managed to make this card as it's beautiful. Thanks for the Blog Hop. Best wishes to you, Kym

  37. This image is so sweet!!! Beautiful coloring and lovely card. I like the color you chose.
    Thanks for the chance to win your awesome blog candy!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  38. What an adorable little image! I love all things plaid and gingham, so you had me at the designer paper! Great job - thanks for sharing!

  39. wow, this is absolutely stunning!

  40. Awe, what a sweetie!!! And love the pink and green combo with this fab plaid!! So adorable and pretty!

  41. Aw very cute! - love the fairy lights and scruffy


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